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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- My walking boy!






He's my walking Talking toddler! But still my baby!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Great #Giveaway @ The Twinners!

The Twinner's is having a gret giveaway when they hit 1000 facebook followers, and 1000 GFC followers.

They are giveing away a digital camera VALUED AT $79.99!!

Go ---> Here <--- to check it out!

P.s. I was GFC 917 and Twitter follower 663

She is holding the giveaway until april 30th if she recieves her goal of 1000 on each.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Dear Husband...

My husband turns 24 today. March 25th, 1987 is his birthday, and we are in EST. Next Month we will be celebrating our 5 years of Marriage, and in August, we will be together for 6 years.

Caught him by surprise with this photo, But I Love it.

Happy Birthday Hun!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Matthew's Walking! {Video of him so happy & proud walking!}

March 20th, 2011 My Baby Boy started walking! I am sad, because my baby isnt a baby anymore, but it makes me so happy to see Matthew Happy from excitement from walking!

Take a peek!

Late Wordless Wednesday







Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Since Matthew was only about 6 weeks old on his technical 1st St. Patricks day, I though this year would be great to have a real St. Patricks day with him. Corned Beef, Cabbage and potatoes. YUM! It was 64 degree out today, it felt like summer! So we got some good outside photo's today :) Enjoy your St. Pattys Day!



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Bowling With Jacob

We went bowling over the weekend. Jacob LOVED it. My mom & brother and step father went bowling too, but they did candle pin, and we did 10 pin so we didnt get any photos of my brother and my son bowling together, but afterward we have photos from them playing wii tennis together and some photos from my brothers boy scouts derby :) he placed 28 out of 50 in the regional finals :). It was all fun!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Frugal Family Vacation...Tricks of the trade

I would love to take a family vacation sometime soon. But, I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to get us through it. I want the lowest prices, for the best quality. Spoiled? Yes, I am. Rich? I am not.


The ways to find the best deals are by utilizing your time, and planning it early enough in advance. The absolute best resource has to be the World Wide Web, or AKA the internet. There are so many deals floating around just waiting to be found and used!

1. When planning for a family trip, it is best to plan it at least 6-8 weeks in advance. There will be all kinds of deals that you are going to want to look at, however sometimes; booking at the last minute might save you even more than booking early. When resorts, and cruises, and ECT have space to fill and it’s getting near the date, they will cut their prices just to fill the empty space.

2. However this (#1) is all based on multiple things, especially peak season versus off peak season.

3. Off peak season is the best time, usually just after the peak season. You know fall instead of summer.

4. Loyalty rewards programs are usually the best way to go if your family travels quite a bit. They will save you time, money, and hassle. Using a loyalty rewards program however does have their downfalls, like blackout dates, and very confusing restrictions, but this all is contingent on which loyalty rewards program you choose to use.

5. Child Friendly, and Age appropriate are all things we look for. We do not want to take the children to a hotel that is not child friendly. Who know’s what it is like if it’s not even child friendly.

6. Daily deal sites are great- But you must be spur of the moment with them. Usually the deal is only for 24 hours.

7. If driving, know your route and ALL the pit stops along the way-Those are important

8. Pack your own food if and when possible. On vacations food is the #1 expense that can be cut down to make it a frugal fun vacation. The amount you can save by bringing your own from the grocery store will probably pay for one more night at the hotel!

9. Don’t choose popular dates. Everyone and their uncles, aunts, and twice removed cousins will be traveling and vacationing on those days. It won’t be a pleasant or enjoyable vacation when you’re sitting in traffic wasting gas which will cost you more money, or if you’re paying more for a hotel because it’s a popular date.

10. if you decide what you’re going to do when make sure its refundable if you pay in advance, life happens, things change, and even sometimes you find a better deal.

DISCLOSURE: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Alamo blogging program, for a gift card worth $25. For more information on how you can participate, click here

What Makes You Feel Lucky? #Free Redbox Rentals!

Find a Penny and Pick it up, then all day you’ll have good luck!


I ALWAYS pick up a penny if I find one lying around. However, another tale be told is that it has to be HEADS up. SO, I only pick it up if its heads up, if it’s tails up, it stays where it is.

I never play the lottery, but when I do, it’s usually after we have had Chinese food, and I had a fortune cookie with the “lucky” numbers. I play those numbers and even though they do not win, they make me feel lucky until I lose (LOL)

When I “Gotta Feeling” (No, not the song, lol) that something good is going to happen I feel lucky, even when it’s doesn’t “happen” I still feel I had a “lucky” day. It changes your outlook on good things and bad, and it all evens itself out.

My Children make me feel lucky everyday. They make me feel lucky that I am alive to spend this time with them. My children and my family are my world! I am so lucky to have them and to share everything with them. I wouldn’t be me without my kids.

So, Why am I telling you about what makes me feel lucky?...

Redbox is holding a “Lucky to have friends like you” promotion right now until 3/17/11. For every friend you refer who reserves a DVD online through your promotional link, you will recieve a FREE rental credit! How much better can it get than that? This is an unlimited amount of FREE rentals you can earn! Head on over to Redbox HERE to see what all of the buzz is about!

Want to help me earn free rentals? Click here to help me earn free rentals so my family and I can be lucky and watch some way cool movies!

Plus, if you’re Irish, you already have luck :-) With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner; you can share the luck of the Irish even if you’re not!

So, come check out what Redbox is offering for this promotion, and I guarentee you that you do not want to miss this one! So, Spread the word about redbox and you'll earn a free online rental credit every time a friend rents online using your referral link through March 17th.

DISCLAIMER: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and redbox blogging program, for a $25 Walmart gift card from redbox. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Late Wordless Wednesday- Funny- a MUST SEE!

Matthew is NO longer allowed to have sippy cups that are not spill proof. He gave himself an "Apple Juice Shower" yesterday. This resulted in 1 Happy baby, and 2 laughing parents. Then it resulted in Matthew and Mommy taking a shower. Just see for yourself how much fun this boy had with this apple juice!

He was mad when the cup was empty. Normally I wouldn't let him do this, but he was having so much fun and he needed a tubby anyways. so I thought it was a great opportunity to get photos of him in his good mood :)

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Highlights


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Thanks One Momma Saving Money

Sunday, March 6, 2011

ChunkyMonkeyBumz is looking for some help to get some supplies Please Read

Everyone over at the CMB page have been great fans! We have been playing B-I-N-G-O every night for items that I have made like the bibber's and the bows. We have been doing it that the winner of the Bingo pays for Shipping ($1.50 for USA residents and $2.00 for Canadian residents). That covers some of the cost of materials to make the items and pays for the shipping.

The bibber's I make now, use velcro as a closure. I would LOVE to be able to convert and make the bibber's have snap closures instead of the velcro. Since I have only had 1 sale on the Etsy shop and the only income coming in from the items I am making is the Bingo winners shipping, I can't put anymore $ into the CMB at this point.

So, I am looking for the Loyal ChunkyMonkeyBumz fans to help me out. I am willing to offer products at discounted rates in exchange for donations to get a KAM snaps set with Pliers.

This is the set I would like to get. It is discounted because it has minor defect in the handles ($34.95 with free priority shipping! :-)  ). Which will make no difference in the useage of it. Please look at it HERE: http://www.kamsnaps.com/Pliers-for-Plastic-Snaps/Pliers-for-Plastic-Snaps-Bundle-COSMETIC-DEFECT-p150.html

For a $4.00 Donation towards this I can offer a Bibber & Keychain (Fabrics of choice)

For a $8.00 Donation I can offer 2 months of Advertising on my blog right on top above my navigation bar, 2 Bibber's of choice, and a Fabric Flower

For a $12.00 Donation I can offer 3 months of Advertising on my blog right on top above my navigation bar, 2 Bibber's of choice, and a Fabric Flower & a keychain.

For a $16.00 Donation I can offer 4 months of Advertising on my blog right on top above my navigation bar, 2 Bibber's of choice, and a Fabric Flower, & 2 matching keychains

For a $20.00 Donation I can offer 5 months of Advertising on my blog right on top above my navigation bar, 2 Bibber's of choice, and a Fabric Flower, 2 matching keychains, and a TuTu of choice :)



Please send any donation amount as a gift to my paypal at Breena589 AT hotmail DOT com

This would be greatly appreciated, and it would also help to get my business going more. I love playing bingo and having giveaway for my loyal fans, and I'm hoping my loyal fans can help me out now. Please and Thank you :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

New creations :)

Look at my newest creations!

practice makes perfect :)

skully bibber

owls bibber

ouchie pouch

All are available for sale (&more fabric choices) at ChunkyMonkeyBumz on Facebook! plus theres a bunch of giveaway items in the No reason giveaway starting on March 10th, 2011~!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Creative Share Wednesday

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I am a very creative person, I can create with pretty much Anything! I have so much craft stuff that it is not even funny. Most of the time, it's all accessible, and I will sew one day, then scrapbook the next, then I'll make a few hairbows the day after, ect.

This week, I did some Fabric Flower & Hairbow Making...Here are my results:

Hairbows & Fabric Flowers (for broochs, hair, or decoration accessory)







30 Day Photo Challenge w/ linky! Come Join us! Day 9

Mommy's Idea 


Myself and Lesley from Stickey Hands are Hosting a link up for everyone to join us with our 30 day photo Challenge. Please use the link up below to link up. We would love to see yours and please comment below after you have done yours so we can visit and comment. This is just a silly blog hop for fun. The Days are listed below.

February 26th, 2011
A photo of someone who has gotten you through the most
My Mommy :)





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Day1 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day2 - A picture of you and a person you have been close to for a while.
Day3 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day4 - A picture of your favorite night.
Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory.Day 6 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 7 - A picture that shows your true self.
Day 8 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could not imagine your life without.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of you and your friends.
Day 17 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 18 - A picture of your favorite place.
Day 19 - A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture that confuses you.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you crave alot.
Day 25 - A picture of you last year and how you've changed since then.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.